Filling out your NHL DFS lineups on Wednesday night figures to be a challenge with just three games in play for the night’s action. However, with well over $100,000 in prizes available in all the NHL DFS tournaments and cash games on FanDuel and DraftKings on Wednesday, there is still plenty of incentive to dig deep and strike that perfect balance with your roster. For every Connor McDavid and John Gibson in your lineup, you need to find value further down the roll. Which is exactly why you should be checking out the NHL DFS picks from DFS millionaire Mike McClure every day before you make your selections.
McClure is a DFS professional with nearly $2 million in career winnings. He’s also a predictive data engineer at SportsLine who uses a powerful prediction model that simulates every minute of every game 10,000 times, taking factors like matchups, statistical trends and injuries into account. This allows him to find the best NHL DFS values and create optimal lineups that he shares only over at SportsLine. They’re a must-see for any NHL DFS player.
On Tuesday, McClure recommended Penguins wing Patric Hornqvist on both sites. The result? He scored a hat trick and dropped in an assist for good measure against the Blue Jackets — returning over 60 points on FanDuel and nearly 10x value for owners.
For Wednesday, McClure is banking on Sharks center Joe Pavelski $7,900 on FanDuel and $6,800 on DraftKings.
Pavelski has been a man possessed for the last three weeks and change, with 16 points in his last 11 games. He went on a five-game point streak from Nov. 11-20 and, after a couple of down games, has launched into a new four-game point streak that has lasted since Nov. 27.
Against a Hurricanes squad that is in the middle of an always difficult West Coast swing this week, he should have opportunities to extend that streak on Wednesday. Make sure he’s in your lineup.
McClure is stacking Pavelski with Sharks line-mate Evander Kane ($6,300 on FanDuel, $6,000 on DraftKings), who is on pace for another 20-goal season.
Playing on a line with somebody as hot as Pavelski is always of benefit, though Kane packs scoring punch of his own and he’s due for the goals to start coming in bigger bunches. Kane has seven goals and nine assists so far this season, but his 6.5 percent conversion rate on shots on goal indicates those numbers should be better and you’ll want to have him in your lineup when they do.
McClure is also targeting an undervalued player who is set to go off for big numbers because of a dream matchup, and he comes at a price that will leave plenty of salary cap flexibility. Picks like these could be the difference between winning your cash games and tournaments or going home with nothing.
So what is the optimal NHL DFS lineup for Wednesday? Visit SportsLine now to see DFS millionaire Mike McClure’s complete optimal tournament lineups for FanDuel and DraftKings, and cash in big on NHL DFS, and find out.